This is a nice story to add to this page. The Dickinson Press is reporting:
Patty Kneeland feels so blessed to be an oilfield wife, she wears a reminder around her neck.
Kneeland and her husband, Bruce, moved to the Bakken region of eastern Montana two years ago after they closed a bar and restaurant they operated in the opposite side of the state for 10 years.
The seasonal business in the historic gold mining town of Virginia City west of Yellowstone National Park wasn’t attracting as many tourists in the down economy, and the couple decided it was time to close.
The Kneelands, both in their 50s, had to look outside of their home area for work, and found good-paying job opportunities in Sidney, about 45 miles southwest of Williston.Now, go back and watch the last bit of the video above, starting at 9:06. Only one thing I would change this: "the oil work is a young man's game." "The Bakken is for the young at heart, and for those who want to experience life."
I am reminded:
-– Hunter S. Thompson, high school yearbook.
The Bakken or Detroit; Manhattan or DC; Portland or San Francisco; Williston or Fargo. Lots of choices. What a great country.
For archival purpose, life is what you make it. If the link is broken google black rush life working the oil fields in North Dakota. Another jealous Minnesotan who doesn't get it.